Lies: The Real Cost
A world of lies creates an alienated world
The real cost of lies in the end is total.
It seems to be the easy answer for difficult circumstances of all kinds, but when the real truth is revealed, the cost of lies is destruction of trust and the production of alienation. Lies have become pervasive, from overblown claims on all kinds of commodities, to scams, phishing, identity theft, trickery, gambles, environmental questions, science, religion, political promises, loss of jobs, pensions and false flag operations of every kind used to manipulate our allegiances and opinions. Lying is so pervasive that people now think that it is the normal day to day way of operating and have come to be sceptical of everyone and everything. This mountain of deception adds a heavy barrier to everyone who is grappling with the logistics of world change to a way of life that is honest, non-exploitative, non-xenophobic, fair, balanced, environmentally friendly, egalitarian and operates from a bottom up democracy in a planned world economy. Even when presented with the truth, the hazard is that this is seen as another lie. Lies appear to have value for immediate gain, but the long term effects produce alienation. Lies attempt to conceal a lot of other practices like theft, violence and total disregard for anything but immediate selfish gain.
Under the current oligarch totalitarian regime that struggles to achieve world hegemony, the idea of alienation-atomization is strongly appealing insofar as that it makes policing and control much more effective. If people are busy fighting, spying, and policing one another, real culprits by their sheer skill of deception can get away with their shenanigans. If trust is so completely destroyed, then people will either give in and become part of the big lie; and most do eventually relent; or they will collapse into a state of complete alienation and depression as they see no way out. They will lapse into an island unto themselves mode as all the lying and cheating swirls around them in a flash flood of mega-falsehood.
Lies are often accompanied by great wealth and power and these are managed and protected by more lies. One of the biggest lies is the concept of property, as identified by the likes of Thoreau and Proudhon. Yet the entire state apparatus and military is set up to protect private property and those who “own the means of production”. Included in this lie is that you cannot own anything until the bank loan and taxes are paid in full. This is demonstrated when hard working people lose their homes on defaulted mortgages that go into foreclosure and take with them all the interest charged payments paid up to date along with the home. This renders the people who lived their once, homeless and without even their invested assets. The people thus thrown out of house and home are now completely devoid of anything under the definition of the law.
Lies use cleverness to manipulate people into self defeating actions and politics uses them effectively in elections and in promoting popular causes. In British Columbia, where the Harmonized Sales Tax was passed fait-cu-compliat on Canada Day, there has been a manipulated campaign by provincial Conservative led by Vander Zalm, against federal Conservative in an apparent house divided. But Conservatives will not ultimately be divided against themselves, as this is the tactic used on the electorate. This is a manipulation of the voters and a way for the Conservatives to hopefully remove Liberals in the Campbell government during the next phase of recalling MLAs to replace these with themselves. As for the HST, there is no intention to remove the tax. This lying exercise in politicking is a means to get the voters busy on an exercise of futility that looks like progress for completely different goals, that is, to covertly oust the Liberals who helped to get the HST in and replace them with the provincial counterpart of the feds who also passed the HST. In the final analysis, there is no difference between the Liberals and Conservatives except that they are in competition as to who gets to deceive and exploit the electorate. This also clearly demonstrates the intricacy of their lying. It should be, as most excelling politicians are well practiced at this!
The people on the other hand, due to being absorbed in work, bread and circuses, are not as well oiled as these political tricksters. Yet even here we see the promotion of lying, especially where work skills and resumes are concerned. There are very few perfect matches between workers and jobs, especially where demands of the work place are constantly changing. There needs as a result, to be an ongoing on the job learning program and perpetual learning curve. Unemployed workers are often counselled to “stretch the truth” in order to land a job during the interview. Once they succeed in getting the job, they have to find their new skill rapidly, whatever that takes. But bosses get wise to this and change the rules, so that what worked yesterday, does not work today and certainly not in the future.
One of the biggest manipulating lies around are false flag operations that are designed to sway mass opinion to get support for efforts like wars and even to get them to volunteer to sacrifice their lives as they go abroad to take lives of the enemy abroad and any resources that they have and control. Everyone knows about Hitler' false flags, that is, the burning of the Reichstag and the false attack of Poland on Germany, the latter of which was the watershed to WWII. But other nations have used false flags including the US. There is evidence that points to Pearl Harbour, the Gulf of Tonkin and the World Trade Center attacks as being manipulated false flag operations designed and used to sway popular opinion. All of these worked with the result of massive support for war enterprises. War enterprises in at least one of them, was about resources in foreign regions. The worst outcome of the last false flag was the destruction of civil rights and negating the Constitution in the name of security. Even Canada was caught in a false flag operation during the 2010 G8-G20 Summit. All kinds of questions have surfaced concerning the manipulation of history and international affairs over these seminal incidents that turned the course of history.
Lies are used in business to cover a multitude of shortcomings, whether its cost cutting that leads to a major disaster, such as in Bhopal, in Chernobyl or in the Gulf of Mexico where BP had a major environmental disaster or covering up the fact of worthlessness. Lies are also used to cover “toxic assets” such as in the summer-fall 2008 with Bear-Stern, AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. When the real extent of foreclosures became apparent, the whole thing developed into the whirlwind that tore apart the US housing market and the international economy. Suddenly, businesses and banks that were awash in assets, went bankrupt and had to rely on the Federal Reserve and the US government to prevent their total demise with massive bailouts that cost everyone with devaluation of the dollar.
Religious lies abound and have been used throughout history to terrorize entire populations and to enslave them to ignorance, compliance and superstition. It still goes on today and we see how people are terrorized and tortured in the name of God who we are told is merciful. In the Islamic world, women are still stoned for adultery and gay people hung for loving in the same sex. The Christian world is not guiltless by any means as First Nations and African victims can attest throughout history. By now it is easy to prove these lies by comparing different sects between religions and sects of individual religions. Certainly they can't be all right at the same time. In science, we expect to prove any claim with rigorous testing. It should be so in religion as well, but instead we are encouraged to believe in the outrageous without testing. In fact, in the Christian world there are 300,000 sects, each of which says that the other 299,999 are wrong and they themselves have an exclusive line on the truth.
The cost of lies, no matter what kind, is a rising tsunami of anti-trust that came from the sum of all of them. In nature, when two small waves merge, they can either cancel each other out, or combine to make one larger wave. In the body politic, an analogous thing occurs when trust becomes flat-lined, and frustration builds to record levels. Constant lies leads to a total lack in trust, even toward someone who is telling the bald faced truth. Constant lies lead to political disorientation where people no longer know where to turn. Everything becomes propaganda. Everything becomes manipulation. As a strategy, it is effective in control. But, when people realize that revealing lies for what they are, and making a commitment to truth as a life style, then the liars won't have a false flag or leg to stand on. The commitment to truth has to be individual, grass-roots and total if we are to turn this filthy lying scheme of things to its rightful end.